Saturday, 9 May 2015

For 'Rogation Sunday'

from Enid Chadwick: 'My Book of the Church's Year'

Almighty and everlasting God, 
who art always more ready to hear than we to pray, 
and art wont to give more than either we desire or deserve: 
pour down upon us the abundance of thy mercy; 
forgiving us those things whereof our conscience is afraid, 
and giving us those good things which we are not worthy to ask,
 but through the merits and mediation of Jesus Christ, thy Son, our Lord. Amen.

Humili prece - Litany for the Processions on Rogation Days: Schola Hungarica, Szendrei Janka, Dobszay László


  1. Kent Treble Bob Major9 May 2015 at 21:52

    Many thanks for reproducing that collect, Father. Thanksgivings and petitions offered at Rogationtide seem a thing of yesteryear long forgotten by the modern, liberal, socially aware church. My local parish church was bombed out during WWII and then rebuilt. On this 70th anniversary of VE Day, coinciding with Rogationtide, one would have thought that there would be a parish commemoration for the end of the struggle against the Nazis. But nothing - apparently a diocesan conference on same-sex marriage was more important than remembering the sacrifice of millions of poor souls across Europe. The zeitgeist of the modern Church in Wales?

  2. What Herr Hitler failed to accomplish, the Church in Wales looks sure to do.

  3. Thanks for that Collect, but look, wouldn't something about gender inclusion have been more helpful? What can I say? ALL the sacraments for ALL the baptized!

    Sorry, I've just made myself violently sick.


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